Updated: 18th February 2018

‘Game of Thrones’ is gearing up for its longest episode ever

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Warning: this article contains spoilers for the sixth season of Game of Thrones. Why wouldn’t it?

Are those the winds of winter we hear?

HBO has released both the titles and running times for this season’s penultimate and final installments, delighting fans hungry for a bit more screen time after last week’s shorter “The Broken Man.”

Episode 9, “The Battle of the Bastards,” will run 60 minutes on June 19 and, we guess, will feature the long-awaited battle between Ramsay Bolton and Jon Snow. (Down with Ramsay, y’all. It’s time.)

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The season finale of Game of Thrones will be the series’ longest episode to date, clocking in at a whopping 69 minutes.

Nice.

And the episode title, “The Winds of Winter,” might seem familiar to book readers. That’s because it’s the title of George R. R. Martin’s as-yet-unreleased sixth novel, from which Martin has intermittently shared individual chapters.

Descriptions for the episodes haven’t been released, but in the meantime, we can all look forward to episode 8 “No One” on June 12, and pray Arya makes it out alive.


BONUS: George R.R. Martin GETS death. Maybe a little too much.

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